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Student Section: Frozen Four Episode #22

There are three games left in the college hockey season. This week the Frozen Four takes center stage.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Good Morning Student Section! Happy Easter. There's three games left in the college hockey season. This week the Frozen Four takes center stage. For those at home that are counting it down, there are four days until the Frozen Four semifinal games.

In this year's Frozen Four, there are 16 players from the state of hockey

North Dakota (7)

Tucker Poolman, East Grand Forks, MN

Nick Mattson, Chanhassen, MN

Trevor Olson, Duluth, MN

Connor Gaarder, Edina, MN

Austin Poganski, St. Cloud, MN

Gage Ausmus, East Grand Forks, MN

Zane McIntyre, Thief River Falls, MN

Nebraska-Omaha (8)

Luc Snuggerud, Eden Prairie, MN

Matt Youso, International Falls, MN

Avery Peterson, Grand Rapids, MN

Tyler Vesel, Rochester, MN

Jake Randolph, Duluth, MN

Tanner Lane, Detroit, MN

Jake Guentzel, Woodbury, MN

Justin Parizek, Lakeville, MN

Boston University (1)

Chase Phelphs, Edina, MN

Key Players Boston University

Boston University: Forwards: Jack Eichel (24g-43g—67pts), Evan Rodrigues (21g-40a—61pts), Danny O'Regan (22g-26a—48pts), Cason Hohmann (10g-18a—28pts), Matt Lane (8g-10a—18pts). Defense: Matt Grzelcyk (10g-27a—37pts), Ahti Oksanen (24g-11a—35pts), Brandon Fortunato (1g-17a—18pts). Goalies: Matt O'Connor (24-3-4, 2.10 GAA, .928 SV%), Conno LaCouvee (3-4-1, 2.58, .913 SV%) 
Corsi# 54.9
Goals scoring 145 2nd nationally
Defense/goals against 2.26 12th nationally
Scoring Margin 1.59 3rd nationally
Penalty Minutes 11.6 per game 25th nationally
Power Play 25.6% 2nd nationally
Penalty Kill 133/160 28th nationally
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Key Players Providence College

Providence College: Forwards: Nick Saracino (13g-22a—35pts), Shane Luke (13g-18a—21pts), Noel Acciari (14g-16a—30pts), Trevor Minqoia (14g-15a—29pts), Ross Mauermann (11g-14a—25pts), Mark Jankowski (6g-18a—24pts). Defense: Tom Parisi (4g-14a—18pts), Jake Walman (1g-14a—15pts), Anthony Florentino (2g-11a—13pts), John Gilmour (4g-7a—11pts). Goalies: Jon Gillies (22-13-2, 2.01 GAA, .929 SV%), Nick Ellis (2-0-0, 2.02 GAA, .910 SV%).
Corsi# 54.4
Goals scoring 115 21st nationally 
Defense/goals against 2.05 5th nationally
Scoring Margin 0.90 10th nationally 
Penalty Minutes 10.4 40th nationally
Power Play 28/184 15.2 40th nationally 
Penalty Kill 134/156 85.9 16th nationally
Last 10 games: 8-2-0

Key Players University of North Dakota

North Dakota: - Forwards: Drake Caggiula (18g-18a—36pts), Michael Parks (12g-20a—32pts), Nick Schmaltz (5g-21a—26pts), Luke Johnson (10g-13a—23pts), Brendan O'Donnell (13g-7a—20pts), Connor Gaarder (9g-10a—19pts). Defense: Jordan Schmaltz (4g-23a—27pts), Paul LaDue (5g-17a—22pts), Nick Mattson (4g-16a—20pts), Tucker Poolman (8g-9a—17pts), Troy Stecher (2g-12a—12pts), Keaton Thompson (3g-8a—11pts). Goalies: Zane McIntyre (29-9-3, 2.00 GAA, .931 SV%), Cam Johnson (0-0-0, 5.54 GAA, .765SV%).
UND Injuries: Mark MacMillan (16g-9a—25pts) out for the season lower-body injury
Corsi# 51.7
Goals scoring 135 8th nationally 
Defense/goals against 2.17 7th nationally
Scoring Margin 1.12 5th nationally 
Penalty Minutes 13.5 12th nationally 
Power Play 32/163 19.6 18th nationally
Penalty Kill 140/166 84.8 24th nationally
Last 10 games: 7-3-0

Key Players Nebraska-Omaha

Nebraska-Omaha: Forwards: Jake Guentzel (13g-25a—38pts), Austin Ortega (20g-17a—37pts), Jake Randolph (5g-21a—26pts), Justin Parizek (13g-8a—21pts), Avery Peterson (11g-10a—21pts). Defense: Ian Brady (5g-16a—21pts), Brian Cooper (5g-11a—16pts), Luc Snuggerud (2g-14a—16pts). Goalies: Ryan Massa (14-7-6, 1.92 GAA, .939 SV%), Kirk Thompson (5-5-0, 2.70 GAA, .905 SV%).

Corsi# 48.8
Goals scoring 104 28th nationally 
Defense/goals against 2.26 13th nationally
Scoring Margin 0.47 18th nationally 
Penalty Minutes 10.7 33rd nationally 
Power Play 28/143 19.6 19th nationally
Penalty Kill 111/133 83.5 26th nationally 
Last 10 games: 3-4-3

Frozen Four Links

Toronto Star: Jack Eichel well aware of pre-lottery hoopla: Feschuk UNO is less storied than its Frozen Four opponents, but that doesn’t faze Mavericks Justin Parizek quietly has a breakout season for UNO Mavs' talented freshmen break out of scoring drought in tournament

USCHO: Recent drought notwithstanding, Boston has played a key role in Frozen Four history

Grand Forks Herald: UND's Murphy working for a breakthrough

Grand Forks Herald: St. Clair’s return has gone under the radar

Providence Scout: Providence Friars take Nebraska-Omabh in Frozen Four on Thursday

Mark Divver: PC's Parisi never caught unprepared

Boston Globe: Boston University will have ‘home ice’ for Frozen Four

The Hockey Writers: NCAA Hockey: The Neutral Site Revisited